Geoff Grandfield combines an illustration practice with education and research.
As an illustrator his work centres on the communication of ideas, narrative and mood and the elusive phenomenon of film noir. He has been commissioned by major international publishers and newspapers, design studios, advertising and exhibition design. His hand-drawn chalk pastel process explores composition and tone to find expression for non-visual content.
As an educator he founded and led the Illustration Animation Department at Kingston School of Art in London. He has held External Examiner and validation roles across U.K. Art Colleges at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. He currently supervises PhD research in Illustration Practice, with two completions to date.
As co-founder of ‘Mokita’, an illustration critical forum (since 2010), he has campaigned for the greater recognition of Illustration as a subject, discipline and practice and its importance for international visual culture.
V&A Illustration Award, overall winner
3×3 publishing Educator of the Year
five times Association of Illustrators Awards, book illustration category winner
two D&AD Yellow Pencils, best illustration series
National Art Library Illustration Award, commended winner
Waterstones Book Award, best book illustration